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Rebecca C. Shankman

Feldman Jackson, P.C.
Attorney, Mediator
7600 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 625
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: 301-715-8119
Fax: 301-715-8112

Rebecca is a partner at the law firm of Feldman Jackson, P.C.  Her practice encompasses all aspects of family law, including divorce, property distribution, alimony, child custody, child support and prenuptial agreements. She is trained in Collaborative Law and is a member of the D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals (DCACP) and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).  Rebecca is also a trained mediator and enjoys serving as one.  She believes that Collaborative practice affords families a more civil and dignified way to work through their disputes than litigation allows.
 
Rebecca practices law in both D.C. and Maryland.

Rebecca is the immediate past-president of the DCACP (2016-2017) and is a past co-Chair of the D.C. Bar Family Law Section Steering Committee (2011-2013).  She has been a contributing author of the Custody Section in the Domestic Relations chapter of the District of Columbia Practice Manual, serves as a mentor to other lawyers in the DC Bar Advocacy and Justice Clinic, a volunteer at the DC Bar Advice and Referral Clinic and served as a guardian ad litem and Attorney-Negotiator volunteer in D.C. Superior Court.

In 2016-2018, Rebecca was selected to the Washington DC Super Lawyers list and in 2013-2015, she was selected to the Washington DC Rising Star Super Lawyers list.

Prior to the creation of Feldman Jackson in 2018, Rebecca was a partner at Ain & Bank, P.C. From 2002-2004, Rebecca completed a two-year clerkship with Judge John M. Mott of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.  She received her law degree from American University-Washington College of Law (J.D., 2002) and her undergraduate degree in African-American Studies from Bates College (B.A. with Honors, 1997).

Professional Affiliations 

  • AFCC-Maryland Chapter (Vice President 2015-present)
  • DCACP (Board member 2013-present; President 2016-2017)
  • District of Columbia-Family Law Section (Co-Chair 2011-2013) (Steering Committee Member, (2009-2013); Litigation Section
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County-Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association-Family Law Section
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
     

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